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"The Wrecking Ground, pt. 4" by Lee Huttner

"The Wrecking Ground" is an essay told in parts by Lee Huttner. We will be publishing a new part each week on our blog. Stay tuned!

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RALPH WALDO EMERSON, WRITING TO HORACE GREELEY, CONCORD, JULY 23, 1850:

The best thing we can do in these worst news of last night concerning Margaret Fuller, is to charge Mr. Thoreau to go, on all our parts, and obtain on the wrecking ground all the intelligence, and, if possible, any fragments of manuscript or other property. [...] I shall cordially unite with you in any expense this calamity makes necessary.